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Henderson Sauerkraut Days are sweet and sour fun

Sports & Leisure Jennifer Simonson · ·

1 Dan Reiman piles cooked sauerkraut on top of bratwurst while getting ready for the lunchtime crowd at Bender Park Sunday. 
2 A stock of plastic utensils, napkins, ketchup and mustard awaits the crowd who will consume almost 1,500 pounds of Frank's sauerkraut Sunday, June 29, 2014 during Sauerkraut Days in Henderson, Minn. 
3 The classic combination of sauerkraut served atop a bratwurst and bun was popular during Sauerkraut Days in Henderson, Minn. 
4 Despite road closures due to recent flooding, spectators filled the streets of the Minnesota River town of Henderson for the Sauerkraut Days Grande Parade on Sunday. 
5 Grand marshals Arline and Albert Karels kick off the Sauerkraut Days parade along Main Street in downtown Henderson on Sunday. 
6 Kids dash to pick up candy during the Grande Parade along Main Street. 
7 Henderson resident Tony Vos watches the Sauerkraut Days Grande Parade along Main Street in Henderson, Minn. 
8 A goat wearing a Sauerkraut Days T-shirt is led down Main Street with the Rush River Rushers 4H Club during the Grande Parade in Henderson, Minn. 
9 A wet and muddy baseball uniform hangs to dry. 
10 Hannah Wilmes, left, of LeSueur, laughs as she tries to eat sauerkraut with some encouragement from Sauerkraut Days Royalty Ambassador Cheyenne Nelson at Bender Park. 
11 Norman, an umbrella cockatoo, shares lunch with Judy Tolzmann Sunday. Tolzmann said Norman was not interested in the sauerkraut and only wanted the bun. 
12 Paper plates piled with two and a half pounds each of sauerkraut await contestants in the kraut eating contest Sunday. 
13 Sauerkraut eating contest contestants try to finish off two and a half pounds of kraut before their competitors. 
14 Eagan resident Richard Oestreich, center, is congratulated after winning the sauerkraut eating contest.